In the past year, protesting and rioting has become an unfortunate mainstay in the country. Americans protesting everything from abortion rights to election reform have swarmed city streets.
And it isn’t only private citizens who are involved. In fact, more than a few elected officials have participated in these protests, and several have been arrested.
Now, this includes Rev. Jesse Jackson — he was just arrested for the second time in a matter of days.
Jackson is the latest in a string of recent arrests on Capitol Hill, most of which have involved left-wing protesters calling out new voter laws. Others have railed against discrimination and racial injustice.
As for Rev. Jackson, he’s no stranger to the police.
Last week, he was one of 39 people arrested for refusing to leave Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s office Phoenix. They didn’t like that Sinema was in support of the filibuster.
This time, Jackson was part of a bigger group, and they were all taken into custody.
From Fox News:
The Rev. Jesse Jackson was among more than 200 people arrested in Washington, D.C., by Capitol Police on Monday while protesting in favor of Democratic legislation.
This is the latest arrest of several this year for Jackson, who joined on Monday other protesters from the Poor People’s Campaign March outside Union Station in D.C. in support of the Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill.
Rev Jesse Jackson has been arrested protesting for voting rights on Capitol Hill pic.twitter.com/XB3tLvBOPy
— Sam Ford (@SamFord7News) August 2, 2021
Jackson claims the country has entered a “civilization crisis” and “battle lines” are being drawn.
He’s been very active on the protest front: in addition to joining the group calling out Sinema, he was arrested back in June for marching outside the U.S. Capitol. That was in support of the minimum wage increase.
This time, Jackson was protesting along with hundreds of others, and the group even included Lucy and Linda Johnson, daughters of former President Lyndon B. Johnson.
But obviously, police aren’t afraid to enforce the law and take these people into custody.
Despite Rev. Jackson’s obvious fame, law enforcement refuses to turn a blind eye to his actions. If he breaks the law, he’s going to be arrested, as are anyone who participates with him.
Whether it’s the filibuster, voting laws, or racial issues, the bottom line is that the law is still the law.
However, that isn’t likely to stop Jackson and other Democrat leaders. They’ve already proven they’re willing to make a statement in the streets, even if it means facing handcuffs.
Jackson might be right about the nation being in a “civilization crisis.”
But his critics wonder if it’s only in this crisis because leftist leaders have continued to push a divisive rhetoric, despite claiming they want “unity.”
- Rev. Jesse Jackson was arrested for protesting outside the Capitol.
- It’s his second arrest in less than a week, and he was also arrested in June for protesting the GOP’s resistance to a minimum wage hike.
- Jackson’s critics say these actions by Democrat leaders are hypocritical. It’s less about unity and more about division.
Source: Fox News